Firebirds News · GWOC Announcement for Fall Sports 2020


On Thursday, July 30, 2020, all of the schools in the GWOC (Greater Western Ohio Conference) agreed to play conference only schedules in all fall sports for 2020.

All schedules are currently being altered and will be posted on the GWOC website, as well as on each school’s respective athletic website in the coming days.  Please see the statement from GWOC Commissioner, Eric Spahr below:

“The Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) Superintendents and Executive Board recently met to discuss the upcoming fall athletic season in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic there have been many changes to our way of life and the GWOC is adapting to those changes.  As such the GWOC has made the decision that all athletic contests played during the fall athletic season will be played against GWOC member schools only.  This applies to all sports.  This was a difficult decision but one that was made in the best interest of our student-athletes.  The primary focus is to provide the student-athletes every opportunity to compete and this decision helps achieve that.  While we realize challenges await we will remain flexible and adaptable to inevitable challenges that await as we navigate the pandemic.”

More information will be posted to the Fairmont Athletic Website, and Twitter as more information comes available.  Please stay tuned for more updates.